In Uttar Pradesh, a night curfew has been imposed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Saturday, amid increased worry over the spread of the Omicron version of Covid-19. Following a high-level meeting, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the restrictions to be implemented. Following a review of the state’s Covid-19 situation, the orders were provided. Other Covid-related protocols and restrictions, such as a ban on gatherings of more than 200 individuals, would be implemented in addition to the curfew.
In another event, the Allahabad High Court requested the central government to prohibit political gatherings in election-bound states due to an increase in cases of Covid-19’s new Omicron variant. While granting bail to a petitioner in a case, Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav stated that the number of patients infected with Omicron is increasing and that a third wave is possible.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the state’s opposition parties, saying their dictionary contains “mafiavad” and “parivarvad,” but for us, the priority is “sabka saath, sabka vikas,” while speaking at a rally after inaugurating and laying foundation stones for 27 projects worth Rs 2,095 crore in his Varanasi parliamentary constituency.